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matthews is at the university of denver, which is the site of tonight's debate. chris, i've been watching you this past hour. i can sense the excitement that you feel, that i feel as well. i mean, it is a big night when these candidates speak at their conventions, but tonight the tv audience for this debate could be almost twice the size as the convention audience. just a huge night. what are each of these guys thinking they need to do tonight? >> well, i think obama's the one i'm focused on, the president. because everybody's been talking about, it's romney's big chance, it's romney's opportunity, blah, blah, blah. suppose obama goes on the attack tonight. suppose he surprises everybody and doesn't play defense. he doesn't try to handle his opponent and clinch, that he really goes and tries to put him away. and i think that's the significanti i significanting question. how does romney deal with the fact that he has no spontaneity? no ability to deal with the unexpected? how does he deal with that in the debate for an hour and a half? so will obama go after the guy, not play defense, not
on msnbc mott rated by chris matthews. each person had a role, i was the one who had to play the role of chris matthews and others up there -- which no one can play chris matthews. >> particularly someone with your complexion. but keep going. >> we have a lot in common. but the interesting thing is you have people up there representing the different candidates, and you get to see the candidate behind the scenes prepping, and what they do is you run them through the paces. you have the timing just the way it would be on the stage with the moderator just where they would be sitting. you run them through a series of questions and answers and you see how they do and you critique afterwards. >> is the conclusion though it wasn't very effective because, of course, mr. romney didn't do so well in 2008, did he? >> i don't think it was his debate preparation that was the problem. i think it was a whole variety of issues, of course, but that's why he's ready this time and, of course, you see the gentleman who is going to be playing president obama who has been getting him ready is ohio senator
>> so are we. and it's usually in your favor. thank you so much for watching. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> hide and seek. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with the many secrets of mitt romney. he wants to be president he'll tell us that, but why? besides the office that is, besides the honor his father missed, besides the notion of being america's top winner that is. why does he want to be president? to go to war with iran? waging a new war in the middle east while escalating two others? to do it without telling us when or how he's going to end it or for that matter those two two. to finance a big across the board tax cut but not tell us how. not what big across the board deductions he'll deny people in order to pay for it or even what taxes he's been paying himself over the years. or how he'll finance all those popular things in the president's health care plan once he kills the plan itself. lots of secrets. secrets because he himself has no earthly idea what the answers are. i'm joined by democratic st
. this is one of the great frustrations that chris matthews had and ed and the entire panel at msnbc. they were so angry and i think for good reason because there were basic -- >> joe, this is an important question. it's not just the analysts, it's the average american had the answers for that. clearly, this was not like chris matthews knew and he didn't know. every person i talked to said, well, why didn't he say this? he could not ha he couldn't not have the answers. >> hold on. this isn't a debate or chris or ed. this is a debate to win the election. i'm sorry, it may have been disappointing, but there was something else going on. you have the jobs numbers coming out at 8:30 this morning in just a couple of hours. you have a lot of other things at play, and he's in a certain position in this race. there must have been, as flummoxing as it was to watch, a strategy. what was it? >> i haven't said this for a very long time. i'll say it again, though. debates are where you show your depth of understanding about politics. i've seen 1,000 debates. i've participated in, you know, scores of debates.
. stop and say that again because chris matthews said it last night, that maybe he's heard "hail to the chief" one too many times. say that again. >> no one has spoken to him that way -- no one has tried to interrupt him in four years. and i think it showed. >> you're surrounded as president by yes-men and totis. that's what happens. everyone agrees with you. >> that's a little harsh. >> but it's just -- >> i don't think that's the case. >> everyone wants to agree with the president. no one ever says to the president, you know, it's hard to say to the president you're wrong, sir, no one gets in your face, no one interrupts you, no one tries to tell the ref to control the room. everyone is always differential. that's the power of the presidency. he hasn't had an argument since he met john mccain in the third debate in 2008. a real argument of this kind. where you're fighting for time. you're fighting for control of n anything the president ever h to do. >> on a human level -- >> any president. >> that's a great point. any president, any governor, any senator, you're almost indigna
. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> romney versus ryan, the divorce. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with mr. romney's divorce. why did he pick paul ryan for his running mate? certainly not for better or worse. mitt spends his days and nights acting as if he's out there all alone, that he never hooked up with ryan if the first place. i get it. romney doesn't want to get dragged down by his political mate's push for getting rid of medicare. he acts like ryan has no hold on him, but it's not the way it works. romney has slowly gotten the word that the voter out there thought the two had things worked out, that romney andya
, so change the numbers. when pressed by chris matthews, he wouldn't take it back. >> i have no evidence to prove that. i just raised the question. >> did you talk to the economists or any of the people in the accounting world that understood how the numbers were put together before you accuse the chicago guys of changing the numbers? >> it seems like a coincidence, that one month before the election they would end up at 7.8. >> reporter: the numbers are crunched by the economists and the independent bureau of labor statistics, civil services, not employees. >> these are skilled people working at the als. >> reporter: a prominent romney supporter agrees. >> there was no way they were manipulated for political purposes. the people that put it together were civil servants, the experts in the area. the process was one of integrity. >> reporter: while some see it as a boost, romney is trying to neutralize the attack, over his comments regarding 47% of americans not paying income tax. this is a view he now disavows. >> sometimes you say something completely wrong. >> reporter: onl
the houla. he had some very valid point. >> stephanie: yeah. i think people thought chris matthews was going to stroke out on the air. >> yeah. >> stephanie: i get it that the expectations were so low for mitt, but it's like david axelrod said, give this a second and as we have we see how it has been so thoroughly fact checked that they are going to use this stuff in ad now. >> caller: yeah, even today, though, most of the networks are still claiming romney is a win. which makes me wonder what is their criteria? because he got up there and lied. bullied the debate the moderator, the president. he took the opposite side of his own platform. he applied the criticisms that he is getting to the president, like the fact that he is making up facts and wants to cut medicare benefits. it just doesn't look like a win to me. >> stephanie: i'll tell you what is a win unemployment rate drops to 7.8%. >> caller: i love it but they are now saying it is a conspiracy. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: it just makes my head want to split open and my eyeballs drop out of my head. >>
and al and steve and chris back into the discussion and bring back chris matthews in denver in terms of hearing the republican spin on this. and seeing what seems to be real democratic frustration on the. we're hearing already in terms of the different responses from the two sides. the romney camp side proclaims victory and the obama campaign does not seem to be doing that, chris? >> right. i think when you read "the new york times" tomorrow, front page you'll see a side bar, strong night for romney as well as the mooin bar will be very positive for him. i think as an objective, it may be theater but it's the way people -- this is a major campaign event of the entire cycle. maybe "the" major campaign event. to treat it as some or the of lesson and information or education is a mistake. it was a campaign event and both sides went at it to win and one side won. that's why it's important. i go back to a couple of points which i just am astounded by. romney was able to get away with some things tonight that he's not been consistent on. he sfad you have a pre-existing condition and contin
yourd talents on media people and you seem to have a great time doing chris matthews and he seems to enjoy being done by you. >> you said about five words and i'm already bored to death. >> what is it about matthews that is so easily lampooned? >> well first of all, he's got a great voice. again, you know, this guy, you put him in an oral interpretation class in college, they're going to flunk him. you can't talk like that. cronkite, peter jennings, dan raktsers, let's break it down. >> those are straight news anchors. chris is an opinion guy. >> okay. that's a good point. but the point is he's utterly himself and he's interesting as hell. >> so tell me what it is about his voice and mannerisms that les you do him. >> well, people are famous for things they say and how they say them. he's famous for both. he's pretty outspoken. >> he's outspoken. he asks a question, he answers it and then -- he's a secret suck set. how come you don't do in ebb from fox? i'd love to see you do o'reilly. >> the time ran out on the fox people. if they wanted, i would do it. >> you've written a candid
to do is go hit the rerun of you doing chris matthews and i -- that makes my day. >> john: you mean on the cd? that's for the folks in radioland, i do the stephanie miller sexy liberal comedy tour with stephanie and hal sparks and aisha tyler. our album came out last christmas. i do an impression of chris matthews holding a five panel discussion where only chris matthews gets to talk. it guarantees i will never be invited on his show. >> caller: last thing i was going to say is all president obama has to do is say whatever mitt romney says is say hey your goal was not to let me do anything so i guess you did your job. no matter what they say that's all they've done is block him from doing anything and i'm surprised that he even helped the homeowners. i was one of them that got a really good deal. i was surprised that he even got that through because all he has to do is say wasn't your job not to let me -- >> john: you're right lilly. if i were the president, i would talk more about the jobs bill that was blocked.
. "hardball" is next. >>> the day after. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good eke. i'm chris matthews back in washington. let me start tonight with two big questions, "hardball" questions if you will. one, why? why did what happened last night happen? why did a president who has proven himself as a policy expert and world class politician let the other guy take charge? because if he can't answer that question, he may be doomed to defeat in the remaining two debat debates. second big question, can a victory over the facts of last night's debate, what was true and what was not, turn the tables now? can barack obama win by getting out the word he didn't get out last night? and both are big questions tonight that might just decide this presidential election. i'm joined by governor ed rendell and ron reagan, both msnbc analysts. this is a tough blog by a guy who has been very strong for obama over the years. andrew sullivan of the daily beast. he wrote this last night, basically just at the end of the debate. this was a dissaster for the president for the key people he needs to reach. his effet
have stolen enough of my time on the broadcast. next, chris matthews sits down with jack welch. and today's jobs reports. >>> next, what the positive jobs numbers mean for america and this presidential election. stay with us. [ female announcer ] ready for a taste of what's hot? check out the latest collection of snacks from lean cuisine. creamy spinach artichoke dip, crispy garlic chicken spring rolls. they're this season's must-have accessory. lean cuisine. be culinary chic. you paid...wow. hmmm. let's see if walmart can help you find the same look for less. okay. see? walmart has all these leading eyewear brands and styles. rockstar! really? yeah. oh, wow! oh, black frame looks good on you. yeah? you can get a complete pair starting at just -- $38. really?! and did you know that our glasses come with a free 12-month replacement guarantee? i didn't know walmart had all this. the price is impressive, the quality is too! come to walmart and see for yourself. find quality eyewear brands starting at just $38. only at walmart. what are they fitting, aliens? >>> e, how convenient t
. chris matthews, go on down the list. arlene is calling from philadelphia pennsylvania. hi arlene. >> caller: hi, bill. love your book. >> bill: oh, good, thank you. >> caller: yes excellent. last night the three of us, my husband, my son and i sitting in the living room watching so angry because of mr. lehrer. he was incompetent. he interrupted the president a lot of times. and he let romney filibuster. i didn't know you could filibuster in a debate. >> bill: normally, you can't. last night, you know, lehrer let it happen. totally lost control. totally lost control. >> caller: it was disgusting. >> bill: by the way i didn't sit -- i'm sure you didn't, with a timer right? but i know that mitt romney talked more than two minutes on and on and on and on and then when president obama was talking, jim lehrer would say your two minutes are up, sir. >> caller: yes. although it didn't change my mind about who i'm voting for that's written in stone i hope it hasn't changed anybody else's mind either because the facts were
at obama, addressing him like the prey. megyn: that was chris matthews critiquing the president after last night's debate. even president obama's staunchist supporters have expressed disappointment with his debate performance and it seems it was not loss on voters. 48% seemed to believe mitt romney was the stronger leader, compared to 37% believing that about the president. simon rosenberg is president and founder of indiana think tank and advocacy organization, former adviser to president clinton. ben ferguson, host of the ben ferguson show. across the board the folks believe mitt romney won this debate and it's starting to move some independent, undecide -d voters into mitt romney's column. the question is, ben, whether that will last and how mitt romney capitalizes on that. >> he capital hraoeu capital cap capitalizes on it with what he did last night. what is different than four years ago when barack obama took the stage in mississippi he came out with grand ideas about all of us coming together and how we are going to cut the deficit in half and the world will like us again, and how w
that all, you know, it's chris matthews and bob frank, and they can't but be funny. they are not intentionally funny, of course, chris matthews were not employed by msnbci. he would be muttering in a bus stop about racism and -- eyeing little girls with bad intent. [laughter] and our presenter for the segment is, i believe an established star in the conservative movement, and his story continues to rise and it's a pleasure to have him with us tonight. he's a senior writer at the weekly standard. the author of two "new york times" best sellers, cheney the untold story of america's most powerful and controversial vice president as well as the "connection" how al qaeda collaboration with saddam hussein has endangered america. he's working on the third book, endless, how i learned how to write "new york times" best sellers with the the longest titles. the work appeared in countless publicly indications around the country, he has been a commentator on cnn. msnbc. everybody has to start somewhere. cnbc and c-span. now you see him regularly including pretty much every nigh
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? where was obama tonight? >> you happy? mr. president, you broke chris matthe matthews? let me see if i can come up with a two-minute answer that might have been more effective. liar! lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, liar. >> governor romney may dance around his positions, but if you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. >> let me bring in nbc news senior political editor. i have to laugh at jon stewart. wouldn't that have been a sight to have the president pointing over saying there. oh, boy. a lot of things to laugh about. it is so serious to cry about. you want to get folks back to work and see this economy recover for this country. they have to come up with a vision and have a few more debates. >> one thing going back to the debates you show is in the democrats and president obama really hadn't faced adversity over the past three months. over the past three months you've seen the romney campaigns, republicans on the defensive. they finally got some very good news, and i think what's going to end up happening in the election is how the campaigns res
of denver. i'm rachel maddow here at our headquarters in new york. chris matthews is at the site of tonight's debate, at the university of denver. chris, your last thoughts before we go to jim lehrer on the debate stage tonight with these two candidates? >> it's probably going to get down to, who do you like? it's as simple as that tonight. after all the talk, who do you like? >> i have to tell you that i think that the format tonight is going to be important. we are not expecting to hear a lot of cheering from this audience. it is not set up for that to be the expectation. we are not going to have buzzers. we are not going to have rigid time limits. it's going to be divided into sort of 15-minute chunks with these candidates. it is going to focus, they say, almost entirely on domestic policy. there's going to be specific time for health care. but this format gives these gentleman a chance to spread out a little bit. as these men have campaigned for the office and in mr. obama's case, held the office over these last four years, they have talked a lot about each other. but they have not face
supporters were livid. oh, my god. did you see chris matthewer after the debate? i mean, he was just going crazy. look, show them. >> we have our knives out. we go after the people and the facts. what was he doing tonight? he went in there disarmed. why didn't obama -- >> brian: i've never seen someone have a melt down on camera like that. he recommend the president watch his show. >> steve: because they talk about things the way the president should be over on that other channel. you got to figure since the romneys had such a good debate and the president had such a bad one, which direction are they going to go from here on out? the worry is, among some on the left, they'll pull out all the stops, go completely negative, next thing you know, that has the potential to backfire on the president if he doesn't act presidential and stay above the fray. but we are talking about chicago and they certainly have had a dirty campaign thus far. will it continue? you be the judge. >> brian: now your headlines. nothing to do with politics, but -- >> the hbt is osama bin laden. >> brian: controversial
? mr. president, you broke chris matthews! >> he's still broken. you know, at one point, when he's writing, was he writing in his diary. >> playing words with friends. got a couple of letters. >> couldn't let that go. >> oh, my goodness. >> all right. >> coming up, the escalating feud on the set of "american idol." did nicki minaj really threaten to shoot mariah carey. >> what? >> or is it just hype for the show. we'll see, and the magazine cover featuring new more and yahoo! ceo marissa mayer. does your phone give you all day battery life ? droid does. and does it launch apps by voice while learning your voice ? launch cab4me. droid does. keep left at the fork. does it do turn-by-turn navigation ? droid does. with verizon, america's largest 4g lte network, and motorola, droid does. get $100 off select motorola 4g lte smartphones like the droid razr. >>> just ahead, does this jerseyy make me look fat? some rough and tumble football players. >>> and we'll hear from a guy who played a prank on people waiting for the new iphone. >> that hurt. so where you living now, will? will: [ i
? >> san diego. >> favorite animal to go watch? >> hard to say. maybe elephants. >> that was vintage chris matthews interview. joining us now is callista gingrich. she's author of the new children's book "land of the pilgrims' pride." also at the table we have editor of the financial times julian tett, mike barnicle and steve rattner still with us as well. i like this line up. this is what we do. callista, welcome. >> thank you. it's a good mix. >> have you been on "morning joe" ever? >> this is my first time. >> tell us about your book. >> this book is "land of the pilgrims' pride." i have written two books. i have written them because i feel it's important because we share the greatness of america with our children. and ellis discovers the moments of our nation's history. so he can truly appreciate who we are. in my new book, ellis discovers colonial america as he learns about how he began as a nation. >> do you do readings to children? have you gone across the country? does newt go with you? >> i do the reading. i spent a large part of last year going to schools and libraries and hospit
chris matthews on msnbc saying, where was obama tonight? >> right. i think that is storyline you will see a lot tomorrow. we're already planning that story for tomorrow's weather today. jonathan will have the third analysis piece will try to say mitt romney had a really good night tonight. by all accounts, what does that really mean? nine points behind in ohio. 10 points in virginia. how much can debate do to put a floor. i think it can do a lot to change the mood of whole campaign, donors, voters. one debate. one night. >> that is one of the big concerns i talked about earlier. look at "wall street journal" editorial page this morning often a very good indication where sort of the movement is in their assessment of things. both lead editorial and editorial by fred barnes who wrote a piece for them usually works for "weekly standard", both were very critical how this campaign messages and how they run ads. i think the big question will be can they take this moment, take whatever, whatever magic they had and can they bottle it up and then transplant it into advertising into stump
. not even enough to keep pace with population growth. chris: we put the first debate to the matthews meter. 12 of our regulars, including john, kelly and howard is mitt romney more likely to break through wednesday night on style points or on substantive arguments? nine say substance. three say style. you voted with the majority. howard, -- >> well, he's got to do it. again, deftly with humor. but he's got to brace the president. he's got to say, look, you're responsible. you're the economic commander in chief. there has not been nearly enough progress and not what you promised. here are five promises you made. you haven't met any of them. why do you deserve another four years, sir, if you haven't done that? that's the case he's got to make in the first debate. chris: well done. john? style is more important, you say. >> i'm on style because of the notion, you have to have a big moment. romney has been reduced in a lot of people's mind to a caricature, given how horrible he's had these last few weeks. i think a moment of either unexpected strength or unexpected empathy or unexpected humani
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